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  • DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Field Measurements

    The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the verification and validation of advanced open source MHK design tools and models. The Water Power Program is specifically interested in information on imminent demonstrations or deployments ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Larson Davis measures Guinness world record for crowd noise at Arrowhead Stadium

    Larson Davis, a Division of PCB Piezotronics, announces that it supplied noise monitoring equipment to measure crowd noise at the Kansas City Chiefs outdoor stadium. This event took place in week 6 of the 2013 NFL season with the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Oakland Raiders. The crowd noise measured in at 137.5 decibels and broke the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd noise at an ...

  • Dynamic calibration of pressure sensors for engines

    The characterisation of the pressure sensors used to develop the next generation of petrol and diesel engines is crucial to optimising their design, improving efficiency and reducing emissions. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed shock tube facilities for the calibration of these sensors under the dynamic pressure conditions that they experience in use. Manufacturers of petrol ...

  • Teledyne Isco Announces the Merger of Teledyne MGD

    Isco builds further on philosophy to obtain environmental data of the highest possible quality for every application and budget Lincoln, NE – May 11 2006. Teledyne Isco, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of environmental monitoring equipment and laboratory products, announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne MGD, Inc., has been merged into Teledyne Isco, Inc. The merger was effective May 5, ...


    By Teledyne Isco

  • Neptune project tests its buoy at sea

    The innovation project Neptune, supported by KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, launched for the first time its buoy into the sea for testing on last Wednesday, May 22nd, at the “Pont del Petroli” in Badalona, Spain. The main objective was to compare a fixed buoy´s wind measurement data -located at a nearby pier- with the sea located buoy´s, so as to detect any measurements ...


    By KIC InnoEnergy SE

  • Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

    The Energy Department today announced $7.25 million to 6 awardees that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies as a viable source for America’s clean energy portfolio. MHK technologies convert the energy of waves, tides, rivers, and ocean currents into electricity that can be used by homes and businesses, especially in coastal regions of the United States. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Method provides Direct SI Traceability for Sound Pressure

    Accurate measurements of airborne sound are needed for a range of regulatory, health and safety, and commercial applications, from monitoring environmental noise to testing the performance of acoustic devices. To ensure reliable measurements of sound pressure, microphones must be regularly calibrated by measuring their sensitivity over a certain frequency range. Currently, the most accurate ...

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Teledyne RD Instruments Launches Major Updates to Sentinel V and Workhorse ADCPs

    Teledyne RD Instruments, a global leader in acoustic Doppler current profiling and navigation innovations, has announced two major updates to its Sentinel V ADCP.   These enhancements include a complete update to the firmware and the user software interface program, ReadyV, and an update to the post-processing Velocity software package. ...


    By Teledyne RD Instruments

  • Seeing is believing as scientists trace greenhouse effect

    Government scientists in the US say they have directly observed for the first time the greenhouse effect in action, while monitoring the way carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere absorbed increasing amounts of thermal radiation from the surface. Their measurements, taken over a period of 11 years in Alaska and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Earthsoft to Provide T-Chain Software

    Over the next few months PME will team with EarthSoft, Inc. to provide a complete water monitoring and analysis system. The EQuIS LakeWatch from EarthSoft is a lake and reservoir monitoring software, which takes collected information and analyzes, interprets, and communicates detailed results. The LakeWatch software is to be compatible with PME’s LakeESP or T-Chain. Lake Dardanelle ...

  • NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT

    Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • US scientists head to Antarctica for climate research

    More than 30 scientists will embark on a research cruise this month to the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. There they will combat cold and wind to study how gases that impact climate change move between the atmosphere and the ocean under high winds and seas. The Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment, a six week cruise aboard the research vessel Ronald H. Brown, is co-sponsored by ...

  • Wind energy testing is a breeze for Vestas

    To increase their efforts in providing environmentally friendly power sources, Vestas has expanded its wind turbine testing capabilities. The Danish-based company recently purchased its second Hand Held Sound Analyzer (Type 2270) from Brüel & Kjær, which contains real-time analyzers, with 1/1 and 1/3-octave. These are supported by Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) analysis for tone ...

  • NOC contributes to a new free online course

    Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to a new massive open online course, or mooc. The course launch is timed to coincide with wider release of data from Sentinel-3, the dedicated ocean satellite launched earlier this year Dr Val Byfield from the NOC said “Satellite oceanographers at NOC have contributed to the development of some of the data products available from this ...

  • As fast as lightning: The new weather sensor with lightning detection

    Up to now, there was little evidence to prove that damage or fires were caused by lightning. Lightning strikes can not only cause dangerous fires but can also give rise to great financial losses in the case of surge damage. This is especially critical for smart grids, solar panels and wind turbines, but also for building insurance, outdoor events and the forestry sector. “WS800”, the ...

  • Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

    Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

  • Mini-mixer will be the torque of many industries

    A torque sensor is helping analyse recipes’ mixing properties in a project that could slash development costs in the food and plastics industry and help nanotechnology advances in the pharmaceuticals world. The research and development is being carried out at the University of Bradford by Professor Hadj Benkreira and Dr Raj Patel in collaboration with Dr Martin Gale, formerly of RAPRA Technology ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • New quantum dot process could lead to super-efficient light-producing technology

    Polarised light forms the basis of many technologies, such as computer monitors. However, current approaches for making polarised light are inefficient, as they produce more than is ultimately used or needed. Researchers may now have found a way to directly produce polarised light using tiny nanostructures, called quantum dots, opening the way for more energy-efficient technologies. Most light ...

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